Chair of Public Economics
Prof. Dr. Stefan Bauernschuster

Professor Stefan Bauernschuster

Professor Stefan Bauernschuster

Stefan Bauernschuster has been Full Professor of Public Economics at the University of Passau since April 2013. He is also a Research Professor at the ifo Institute Munich, CESifo Affiliate, and member of the committee for social policy of the German Economic Association. Before moving to Passau, Professor Stefan Bauernschuster was deputy head of the research area Social Policy and Labour Markets at the ifo Institute Munich. In his research, he is mainly interested in labor, population, and education economics.

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Research Professor at the ifo Institute Munich

As a Research Professor at the ifo Center for Labour and Demographic Economics, Stefan Bauernschuster regularly cooperates with researcher of the ifo Institute. Currently, he is involved in a project for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, titled Germany 2017 – A Study about Attitudes and Behaviour in Unified Germany. The study analyses attitudes towards political, family, labor and social issues and their development in East and West Germany since Unification.

http://www.cesifo-group.de/ifoHome/research/Departments/Social-Policy-and-Labour-Markets.html

CESifo Affiliate

Professor Bauernschuster is affiliated with CESifo. The CESifo network is one of the biggest and most known networks of economists worldwide. Due to a series of own working papers and the organization of numerous conferences it brings together economists from all over the world.

https://www.cesifo-group.de/ifoHome/research/Network/Members.html

Member of the committee for social policy

Professor Bauernschuster is a member of the committee for Social Policy of the German Economic Association. The committee for Social Policy was founded in 1968 and deals with topics such as social insurance, income distribution, and labour market policies. It is a part of the German Economic Association, the biggest and oldest association of German economists and one of the biggest and oldest associations of economists in the world.

The committee consists of about 50 members. The members get together for a conference once a year to present and discuss their current research projects. This year, the conference took place in Paderborn. Professor Bauernschuster presented his ongoing research project “Bismarck’s Health Insurance and the Mortality Decline“.

http://www.iaw.edu/index.php/ausschuss-fuer-sozialpolitik

Research project for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Professor Bauernschuster and his colleagues from the ifo Institute Munich currently work on a project for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, titled Germany 2017 – A Study about Attitudes and Behaviour in Unified Germany. The study analyses attitudes towards political, family, labor and social issues and their development in East and West Germany since Unification.

The research project is based on the preceding study „Germany 2014“, which has described the development of attitudes and behaviors of East and West German citizens since Unification. Building on this study, the focus of the current study is to complement the analysis using more recent data and to understand any remaining differences between East and West Germans.

In a first step, the study collects and reviews the relevant academic literature. In a second step, the literature is complemented with an own empirical analysis. To this end, the study illustrates the development of attitudes and behavior of East and West Germans. Finally, any remaining differences between East and West Germans are further elaborated on to derive political recommendations.

The project uses data from the German General Social Survey (ALLBUS), the Micro Census, the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), the Politbarometer, the European Value Survey, the European Social Survey, and the Eurobarometer Survey.

http://www.cesifo-group.de/ifoHome/research/Projects/Archive/Projects_SAM/2017/Germany-2017-Deutschland-2017.html

Research on Bismarck’s health insurance

Professor Bauernschuster is currently working together with Anastasia Driva (Swiss RE) and Erik Hornung (University of Cologne) on the research project Bismarck's Health Insurance and the Mortality Decline. A short summary of the study can be found here:

For the complete research paper, see:

In the last few months, Professor Bauernschuster presented the paper at the following research seminars and conferences:

  • Research Seminar at the Economics Institute of the University of Linz
  • Annual Conference of the committee for Social Policy of the German Economic Association in Paderborn
  • CESifo Area Conference on Employment and Social Protection in Munich
  • Workshop on Health Economics and Health Policy in Heidelberg
  • Center of European Economic Research in Mannheim
  • Research Seminar at the University of Maastricht
  • Research Seminar at the University of Trier
  • Research Seminar at the University of Potsdam
  • Research Seminar at the Institute of Social Economic Research at the University of Essex
  • Research Seminar at the University of Lausanne
  • Research Seminar at the University of Hohenheim
  • Research Seminar at the University of Innsbruck

Press coverage

On November 3, 2017 the Passauer Neue Presse featured an article about Professor Bauernschuster’s current research on Bismarck’s Health Insurance:

Panel discussion at the Academy of Political Education

On November 9, 2017, Professor Bauernschuster participated n a panel discussion titled „Zukunft vor Ort“ at the Academy for Political Education in Tutzing. The main objective of the meeting was to discuss ongoing challenges of local politics and identify projects that can increase the political participation of citizens in communities. Professor Bauernschuster was invited as an expert for demographic change and the evaluation of policy measures.